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Highest margin rate between pesticide wholesale and retail prices implemented in Hainan Province on 1 Sept.

On 21 Aug., 2014, Hainan Provincial Price Bureau and Hainan Provincial Department of Agriculture jointly released the Provisional Measures for Price Management on Pesticides in Hainan Province (Measures), in which the pesticide enterprises in the province are required to set sale prices independently for their pesticides, and not exceeding the prescript margin rate.


First registration of pyraclostrobin by domestic producer possible

According to the list of pesticide products to be approved by the Institute for the Control of Agrochemicals, Ministry of Agriculture of China (ICAMA), the 97.5% pyraclostrobin technical by Shijiazhuang Shentai Chemical Co., Ltd. is likely to be approved recently, if nothing unusual happens, which will make the producer the first domestic registrant of pyraclostrobin technical.


Sinochem International sees YoY increase of 35.7% in pesticide business in H1 2014

On 30 Aug., 2014, Sinochem International Corporation (Sinochem International) released the semi-annual financial report.


Four pesticide AIs including aminopyralid to be officially approved by European Union

The Standing Committee on the Food Chain and Animal Health (SCFCAH) approved the registration appliaction of four pesticide active ingredients (AIs) last month through voting, namely, herbicide aminopyralid from Dow AgroSciences LLC (Dow AgroSciences), herbicide metobromuron from BelchimCrop Protection Co., Ltd.


Summary of China glyphosate export by specifications in June 2014, KG

Summary of China glyphosate export by specifications in June 2014, KG


Summary of China carbendazim export by specifications in June 2014, KG

Summary of China carbendazim export by specifications in June 2014, KG


Sipcam newly registers two formulations in China in August 2014

According to the Institute for the Control of Agrochemicals, Ministry of Agriculture of China (ICAMA), Sipcam newly registered two formulations in China in August 2014, namely 75% azoxystrobin+tebuconazole WG and 20% azoxystrobin+flutolanil WG.


Zhongnongfa Seed goes forward to pesticide industry

On 22 Aug., 2014, Zhongnongfa Seed Industry Group Ltd. (Zhongnongfa Seed), a listed seed company in China, announced that it planned to issue shares and pay in cash to acquire at least 51.0% equity of Henan Yingtai Agrochemical Co., Ltd. (Yingtai Agrochemical) from the independent third party.


Different performance of domestic listed pesticide producers in H1 2014

By the end of Aug. 2014, most domestic listed pesticide producers had published their H1 2014 report one by one. As of the draft of this article, 18 had announced their semi-annual reports, from which it can be known that 13 producers saw increase to different degree in their pesticide revenue in the first half of 2014. The other 5, namely Lier Chemical, Huaxing Chemical, Jiangsu Lanfeng, Shenghua Biok and Qianjiang Biochemical, all witnessed decline.


NBS: China’s output of early rice totals 34.0 million tonnes in 2014

According to the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS), in 2014, the planting area of early rice in China reached 5.8 million ha, down by 9,400 ha (0.2%) over 2013; the unit output of early rice amounted to 5,868.9 kg/ha, down by 12 kg/ha (0.2%) over 2013; the total output of early rice recorded 34.0 million tonnes, down by 125,000 tonnes (0.4%) over 2013.



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